The idea of starting a website myself never occurred to me. I always thought I would need a couple of thousand dollars to pay a web design professional to do it for me. But thanks to WordPress.org, even amateurs like me can do it.
I purchased my domain name through Network Solutions. If I had to do it over again, I would probably use Bluehost as my hosting provider. The cost of the package I bought was around $120. I installed WordPress.org with the assistance of Network Solution’s support staff.
Two weeks ago, I bought “WordPress for Dummies” by Lisa Sabin-Wilson. It has been an invaluable resource for a dummie like me. And I’m not as dumb as I was two weeks ago – though I have much to learn.